Reji is the President of India Smart Grid Forum since its inception in 2011 and is also the Chairman of Global Smart Grid Federation presently. He is an internationally renowned expert with over three decades of experience in the electricity sector in diverse functions covering the entire value chain and across continents. He is spearheading a mission to leverage technology to transform the electric grid in India and light every home at affordable cost through sustainable developmental models. Reji played the pivotal role in formulation of the Smart Grid Vision and Roadmap for India (August 2013) and the launch of a National Smart Grid Mission (March 2015) by Government of India, issue of Model Smart Grid Regulations (June 2015) by Forum of Regulators; and issue of Standards for Smart Meters (IS 16444 -2015 and IS 15959 Part 2) by Bureau of Indian Standards.
In November 2016 Reji was unanimously elected as Chairman of Global Smart Grid Federation (GSGF), a global umbrella organization of smart grid associations from 16 countries and the European Union.
As an entrepreneur, Reji has built successful enterprises in India and overseas and exited them.
Reji has studied Engineering, Finance, Management and Law; worked with NTPC and IBM and has been senior consultant with ADB, World Bank and USAID.
On the agenda
“Joint ENEL-JRC report on Isernia Smart grid project” presented by Piotr Szymanski (Director, Joint Research Centre, European Commission)
Chandu Visweswariah (President and Chief Executive Officer, Utopus Insights), Paul Durrant (Renewable Energy Innovation - Strategy and Engagement Lead, IRENA), Reji Kumar Pillai (President, India Smart Grid Forum), Mark Mcgranaghan (Director, EPRI), Piotr Szymanski (Director, Joint Research Centre, European Commission)
Moderated by Swetha RaviKumar Bhagwat (Head of Global Relations, FSR)